Category Archives: Acute Care

Physical Therapy Designed for Cardiac, Pulmonary Patients


Our new Faculty Member Komal Deokule shares how her clinic caters to the special needs of cardiac and pulmonary patients: Please listen to her podcast  shared here with you from “pttalker” Please share with us how your clinic meets the special needs … Continue reading

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Featured PTA CEU Course – The Complex Acute Care Patient


PTA’s are you looking for a CEU course? Our popular CEU course designed for PT’s OT’s and Assistants is coming to Virginia in March: Management of The Complex Acute Care Patient This course is designed to enhance the clinical decision-making … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Faculty Member Chris Perme


Our distinguished faculty member, Chris Perme has been named the recipient of the APTA Acute Care Section Lecture Award!!   Chris will be presenting the Fifth Acute Care Section Lecture at CSM 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana next year. The Lecture Award’s purpose is … Continue reading

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ICU Mobility Scores


Ann, PT posts:  DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: How are people documenting mobility in the ICU? Has anyone used the Perme ICU Mobility Score? I heard it is now being tested for validity and inter-observer reliability, and Chris Perme is presenting it … Continue reading

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NEW CEU course – Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation in Post Concussion Syndrome


Master Clinician Gaye Cronin presents this NEW course in 2014: Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation in Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) The course will focus on assessment and treatment for vestibular, sensory organization, ocular motor, reflex integration, postural stability, and otolithic displacement and is designed … Continue reading

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Physical Therapist is Seeking your Thoughts and Experiences on Intervention for Acute Concussions


DEAR ERI COMMUNITY Pamela Posts: HiMy clinic has been hearing that doctors are referring patients with concussions for physical therapy. Is anyone out there doing rehab for concussions that is not just following a return to play per impact? I … Continue reading

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Acute Care Physical Therapy Is Not A Location


The Boston Marathon Bombing on April 15, 2013 brought together various disciplines from the healthcare spectrum to handle and triage wounded people at the actual bombing site downtown, and subsequently in the various admitting hospitals in the area. Physical Therapists … Continue reading

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Therapist is seeking your suggestions and strategies for treating an autistic patient with JRA, and Total Hip Replacement


Samantha Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I am a relatively new physical therapist and have an interesting patient that I would appreciate tips/suggestion for treatment techniques. I work in an acute care setting. I typically work with orthopedic patients (adults), those … Continue reading

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Advanced Clinical Practice in the NICU for PT’s, OT’s and SLP’s


We are excited to announce our new course by pediatric therapist: Beth McManus This advanced course will focus on clinical decision-making for medically and developmentally complex patients in the NICU and transition to home and EI. Emphasis will be on … Continue reading

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Early Bloomers – The Critical Role of OT and PT in the NICU


Sharing this from Today in PT: “For babies born prematurely, the tenuous first weeks of life often are filled with myriad medical interventions in the neonatal intensive care unit to help them adjust to life outside the womb. New research, however, … Continue reading

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